Seattle’s Most Influential People 2018: Transit Riders Union General Secretary, Katie Wilson

Katie Wilson cofounded the Transit Riders Union in 2011
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Katie Wilson, an advocate for low-income residents

This article appears in print in the November 2018 issue, as part of the Most Influential People of the Year feature. Click here to subscribe.

Don’t be fooled by the name of the organization Katie Wilson cofounded in 2011: the Transit Riders Union. The group, and Wilson, are about much more than advocating for better transit. Their goal is to improve the conditions of low-income transit riders in Seattle, a mission that encompasses everything from bus fares to affordable housing to preventing sweeps of homeless encampments. This year, Wilson served as an informed and effective advocate for a progressive tax to fund housing and assistance programs for Seattle’s growing homeless population.

 

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